Sunday, May 15, 2016

Crossroads Quilt Along: the Family Block

I can't believe it's already the middle of May!  The school year is winding down, we have a son home from college for the summer, and a daughter about to graduate from high school. We also have a niece and nephew graduating from high school. Needless to say it is a very exciting and busy time for our family.  How fitting that the May block for the Crossroads Quilt Along is the Family Block!



I really enjoyed sewing together the Family Blocks.  They were a snap to construct, and it was fun to watch the flying geese units and reverse flying geese units come together to form this pretty block.  I may get a little too sappy here (my impending "empty nest" syndrome is to blame), but this block truly represents my little family of four. The Family Block:  four individual points, meeting in the middle, bound together by a nice little frame.  Yep, major sap alert.





My handy dandy Pouch with a View that I shared last month is now stuffed with four more lovely blocks!  (This pattern is available from Three Owls Handmade on Etsy.) I NEED to find the time to make more of these pouches! It was so much fun and is so practical!



If you haven't joined the quilt along yet, it's not too late.  Visit the Fat Quarter Shop for the details! All proceeds go to a wonderful cause, the March of Dimes.  If you are quilting along, be sure to share your progress and creations on the Crossroads Facebook Group and also on Instagram using the hashtag #crossroadsquiltalong! 


Who else is quilting along?
Below is a list of the talented quilters who will be sharing their progress each month on their own blogs.  I hope you'll stop by their blogs to see their creations as well!

Thanks for stopping by the blog!  I hope you get carried away quilting often!

~Taunja






10 comments:

  1. Beautiful blocks, once again! What a treat to have your son home from college. Enjoy the time with your kids. Time sure is fleeting!!

    I still need to make that pouch. I purchased the vinyl, now I just need to find the time. Happy Sunday, sweet Taunja!

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    1. Thanks Tuki! I can't wait to see your Farm Girl Vintage quilt! When you get that puppy done, maybe you can go sew crazy on pouches and other things!!

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  2. These are lovely Taunja! Can't wait to start mine, but lots of other deadlines atm...I havne't missed a month yet though! And I love the pouch as well! x

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  3. Gorgeous blocks, I will do mine this week. Love the pouch, is there a pattern somewhere? xxx

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    1. Thanks Paula! Yes, the pouch is a pattern available for sale on Etsy by Three Owls Handmade:

      https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThreeOwlsHandmade

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  4. I remember those bittersweet times when this change came to our family. Enjoy this times and know that more good times are to come. Your blocks are lovely of course, and how sweet that you see your family unit in them. Perfect for you! I need to get caught up as I've have to spend a lot of time editing photos the past couple months. I need to get " carried away" sewing again๐Ÿ˜Š Have a good week friend ๐Ÿ’•

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    1. I will make sure to enjoy these times. It is bittersweet but with each change there is always good to come. You are so right!

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  5. Your blocks are beautiful and they look absolutely perfect in that pouch! Maybe you need a big pouch like that to hold your completed quilt! :-)

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    1. Good idea, especially considering I have a large roll of the clear vinyl in my assumption that I'd make oodles of these. ;) Typical!

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